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Arkieva Speaking Sessions for the 2020 Gartner Supply Chain Conference

  • Dates: May 11-14

  • Arkieva Booth: TBA

  • Locations: Orlando, FL

Jo Shepherd
Jo ShepherdExecutive Vice President Supply Chain

Aligning Your Demand Plan with Your Financial (P&L) Objectives

For most businesses today, finance and planning teams are often not on the same page and sometimes even appear to have conflicting objectives. When the team at Nouryon decided to embark on a journey to create a more harmonized S&OP process, it became apparent that it was essential to integrate financial and operational planning initiatives. It was essential to create a One-Plan holistic planning process that bridges the gap between demand and financial plans by identifying demand gaps, risks and opportunities while developing demand shaping activities to meet P&L objectives.  

Learn more about Nouryon’s Digital Supply Chain journey and discover how to:

  • Increase visibility into revenue and margins for sales teams while creating a collaborative demand plan
  • Create a link throughout the S&OP process by engaging finance discussions on monetization of units and volume to meet financial objectives
  • Track demand plan performance against budget to make the most profitable decisions capacity constraints.
  • Tuesday, May 12

  • 1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

  • Orlando, Florida

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Jo Shepherd is Vice President Supply Chain Specialty Chemicals for Nouryon and is recognized as a leading Supply Chain professional in the chemical industry with more than 30 years of experience. Her extensive experience includes working in Supply Chain and Procurement, as well as, working with multiple cultures around the world to effectively achieve business objectives and implement global business processes. As a leader, Jo demonstrates the ability to influence people at all levels in an organization and drive change. She has a passion for driving standardization in systems and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness while using data to drive management decisions and deliver on the business strategies.

Transforming the AI-driven supply chain from a pipe dream to reality

Your supply chain is always on, even when you are off.
Marketplace changes and supply disruptions happen at anytime and sometimes in the most unexpected ways. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in today’s digital supply chain promises the ability to predict and self-correct possible supply chain disruptions.

In this session, we’ll discuss how to transform using AI to improve your supply chain from a pipe dream to reality – regardless of where you are in your S&OP journey.

  • Wednesday, May 13

  • 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

  • Orlando, Florida

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Shankara Gurumurthy
Shankara GurumurthyPractice Director
Shankara Gurumurthy is a Practice Director at Arkieva. Joining the Arkieva team in 2008, Shankara has worked with various clients such as Corning Life Sciences, TNK, Hexion Chemicals, Invista, Driscoll’s, Unilever, and AkzoNobel. Shankara received his M.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University. As an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) he has presented several forecasting seminars across the country. He is also a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Stop by for Our Peer Meet-and-Greet to Network with Customer Presenters.

Stop by at the Arkieva booth after any Arkieva session for an informal peer meet-and-greet to network with any of our customer presenters. Ask detailed questions and make deeper connections with supply chain professionals just like you, solving similar supply chain challenges.

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